How to Smoke a Cigar + Popular Drink Pairings

First and foremost, DO NOT INHALE your cigar.  Other than that there is really no wrong way to smoke a cigar.  However, there are some things you can do to look like a pro for your first time.

If it’s your first time smoking a cigar chances are the only things you know about cigars is what you have seen on tv, the movies, or at a family picnic with grandpa Joe.  Here are a couple basic rules to follow to look like a seasoned gent.

  • Cut once and just the tip.
  • Use a match or torch lighter if you can.
    • A Zippo or bic lighter will affect the taste of the cigar.
  • Don’t hold the flame directly to the cigar.
  • Make sure you have a good even light before you start the smoke.
  • Enjoy.

Here’s a more in-depth look and a few drink pairings to try with your smoke.

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